Bilingual Immigration Attorney - Spanish Required

Northern Virginia Family Services

About the organization

Northern Virginia Family Service’s (NVFS) breadth, depth and scope of services offer the resources and support to ensure that everyone in need, at every stage of life, maximizes their potential and fully contributes to a thriving community. We provide the essential building blocks for financial, emotional and physical well-being, serving as leaders and innovators for the Northern Virginia community. Every year, we empower more than 35,000 individuals to achieve self-sufficiency. With these essential resources, our community is better equipped for future success and engagement among all of our neighbors.


In this role, you will: 

Conduct initial phone intake and legal consultation to determine eligibility for program services.
Prepare and submit immigration applications for the following:
Asylum, withholding of removal, Convention Against Torture claims
VAWA petitions, removal of condition waivers, and cancellation of removal
U visas
T visas
Special Immigrant Juvenile Status
Adjustment of status
Family petitions
Consular processing
Temporary Protected Status/Deferred Enforced Departure
Waivers of inadmissibility
Additional benefits such as employment authorization documents, travel documents, renewal of permanent resident cards, Certificates of Citizenship, FOIAs , etc.
Other types of immigration cases as necessary
Represent clients before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Executive Office for Immigration Review, and the Board of Immigration Appeals; including attending immigration interviews, asylum interviews, immigration court hearings, and Infopass appointments.
Perform administrative duties necessary to support legal representation (copying, filing, translating, etc.).
Ensure client fees are assessed and collected per retainer agreements.
Maintain client database and files in accordance with program/legal requirements and NVFS guidelines.
Comply with all legal ethical standards.


Your Background:  We understand that you may obtain skills through a variety of professional, personal, educational, and volunteer experiences.

JD required; must be a member of good standing of any U.S. Bar, with the Virginia Bar preferred.
Demonstrated interest in immigration law.
Experience with asylum, SIJS, and domestic violence-related applications preferred.
Oral and written fluency in English required; Spanish language fluency required. Additional language skills always welcome.
Experience working with survivors of trauma preferred.
Passion for providing nonprofit legal services and serving vulnerable populations.
Must be willing and able to transport clients for hearings
Proficiency in usage of basic technological tools including laptops/computers, email, phones, and internet required. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and video meeting platforms required.
Must be able to demonstrate and live the organizational values of Communication, Integrity, Respect, Collaboration, and Accountability.
Successful completion of motor vehicle checks upon hire.
Must have reliable transportation to transport clients and visit other designated community locations as needed.
Must be willing and able to travel to various locations within Northern Virginia and Maryland which may include courts, immigration offices, police stations, other attorneys’ offices, community locations for trainings, and other non-government location


Salary of high 50s to mid 60s

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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